After Waldstadt, Oberreut was the second district to be redesigned as a forest district. At that time it was built in the Bulach area as a so-called satellite settlement in the southwest of the city. One of the reasons for the rapid implementation of the construction measures was the redevelopment of Karlsruhe's old town. The first tenants moved into the low-cost apartments in Oberreut in the summer of 1964, which were mainly intended for large families with many children, and the development of the field was started at the end of the 1960's. By 1970, instead of the planned 4200, 5700 inhabitants were living in Oberreut.
The construction of a tram line connects the district with the city centre. In the 1990s, a new district was built in three construction phases with terraced houses and apartment blocks as well as community facilities. Furthermore, a new school centre was built and the settlement of trade and services was accelerated in Oberreut.